PC World writes Google has a new video service for businesses called Google Video for Business.
Google brings video into its stable of Web apps with Google Video for Business, a new service that permits video sharing among employees. The idea is that anyone at a company--from CEO on down--can post a video, but the content will be accessible only to others at that company. Videos can be shared within a company, but not--say--to your company's ad agency.
Google Video for Business integrates with other Google apps and is part of the Google Apps Premier Edition ($50 per user per year). A version for users working in education will debut next week as part of Google Apps Education Edition, at a cost of $10 per user per year, though a free trial for education customers will run through March 9, 2009. I got my hands on Google Video for Business; here's what I thought.
Video can play a useful role in business. A executive might use it to deliver news of the company's new strategy. A tech support employee might use it to post an instructional video on how to solve a problem with the company's e-mail client. In addition, video can help a company share its creative assets with far-flung employees.
To access Google Video for Business, users must first sign in. Videos can be viewed only by people who are invited to do so by the original uploader. You can invite any person who has a valid company e-mail address.